Crisis Pregnancy Counselor
“I have been moved by the courage of so many who in their loneliness struggle to protect the life they nurture within. Serving on the Board of the Nurturing Network is the culmination of my experience in working to protect and defend life.”
Maureen McCarthy Scalia was born in Boston, and grew up and attended school in Braintree, Massachusetts. At the age of 20, while a student at Radcliffe College, she was introduced to an interesting law student from Harvard University. Antonin Scalia and Maureen were married after their graduations in 1960.
Through the years since, they have been partners in raising their nine children, and now enjoy the richness of grandchildren, soon to number 27. With her major commitment to family, Maureen has given her time to many volunteer activities, including working with handicapped children, teaching religious education at her parish in Great Falls, Virginia, and supporting her children’s schools. The most important and meaningful to her has been her work with Hope in Northern Virginia, a crisis pregnancy center.
For twenty years Maureen has worked with pregnant women, first serving as a telephone volunteer, where she learned to hear the grief behind the statement “I need an abortion.” While serving as Associate Director she has helped shape the policy of this organization as it focuses upon the mother in her time of need. Currently, she supervises all the cases that come with needs financial, emotional, medical and legal. “I have been moved by the courage of so many who in their loneliness struggle to protect the life they nurture within. To bring this experience to the Nurturing Network is a privilege for me.”